A very successful celebration commemorating the centennial of the
victory at Adwa was held in the Bay Area yesterday. Abune
Melketsadik opened the event with a prayer and followed with a
brief discourse on the significance of religion then and now.
Abune Melketsadik were followed by a historical recount by Abay
Negussie, a UYE member. Artist Tesfaye Seama presented the
noble advancements Emperror Menelik introduced to Ethiopia and
he followed that with a short drama of Abune Petros. Professor
Tilahun Yilma gave an insight into where we should be looking in
the future, Dr. Fikre Tolossa, Ato Tegne Wase and a fellow CAL
alumni Rebeka Mammo read some moving poems. Ene LeHagere
theater group entertained and mesmorized us with their fookera.
Ato Mulugeta Dubale enthralled us with folklore. All in all, it was a
On behalf of UYE, I would like to thank the more than 200 attendees
and the participants in the program. As requested, I recall at least 2
video recordings going on simultaneously.
We now look forward to this upcoming weekend (March 8th & 9th).
Our sister chapter in Los Angeles is holding their program.
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